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RARE EARLY CAST IRON CANVAS BACK SINK BOX DECOY FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Late in the 19th Century, sink boxes were special boats that floated nearly level with the surface of the water. The hunter would lie down inside the boat with decoys all around him in the water and wait until he could lure ducks within shooting range. Heavy cast iron, decoy-shaped weights were placed on the flat outside edges of the boat that would help hold the boat at water level, but also, while the hunter was moored, waiting for ducks, these would help lure the ducks in. This cast iron weight was used at the Gooseville Gun Club in Rodanthe, NC late in the 19th C. and is currently painted black. SIZE: Approx. 13″ l. CONDITION: Overall good condition, was repainted black many years ago. 9-92386 (750-1,250)

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Samoset 2002
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